Olanta, South Carolina
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Olanta, South Carolina
Olanta, South Carolina
Location of Olanta in South Carolina
Location of Olanta in South Carolina
Coordinates: 33°56?11?N 79°55?55?W / 33.93639°N 79.93194°W / 33.93639; -79.93194Coordinates: 33°56?11?N 79°55?55?W / 33.93639°N 79.93194°W / 33.93639; -79.93194
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Carolina
 o Total1.0 sq mi (3 km2)
 o Land1.0 sq mi (3 km2)
 o Water0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
112 ft (34 m)
 o Total563
 o Density560/sq mi (220/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 o Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)843, 854
FIPS code45-52540[1]
GNIS feature ID1249947[2]

Olanta is a town in Florence County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 563 at the 2010 census,[3] down from 613 in 2000. It is part of the Florence Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Olanta is located in southwestern Florence County at 33°56?11?N 79°55?55?W / 33.93639°N 79.93194°W / 33.93639; -79.93194 (33.936256, -79.931944).[4]U.S. Route 301 passes through the town as Jones Road, leading northeast 24 miles (39 km) to Florence, the county seat, and southwest 23 miles (37 km) to Manning. South Carolina Highway 341 leads northwest from Olanta 13 miles (21 km) to Lynchburg and southeast 13 miles to Lake City. South Carolina Highway 541 leads east 12 miles (19 km) to Coward.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), of which 0.004 square miles (0.01 km2), or 0.44%, is water.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 613 people, 206 households, and 133 families residing in the town. The population density was 632.3 people per square mile (244.0/km²). There were 223 housing units at an average density of 230.0 per square mile (88.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 61.34% White, 37.52% African American, 0.98% from other races, and 0.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.14% of the population.

There were 206 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.8% were married couples living together, 20.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the town, the population was spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 21.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,813, and the median income for a family was $27,813. Males had a median income of $28,438 versus $17,361 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,606. About 17.8% of families and 28.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 54.0% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over.


Olanta has a public library, a branch of the Florence County Library System.[7]


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved .
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Olanta town, South Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 2020.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ "South Carolina libraries and archives". SCIWAY. Retrieved 2019.

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